Chicago Bears vs Seattle Seahawks Prediction, 12/26/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 16
Game: Chicago Bears vs Seattle Seahawks
Date: Sunday, December 26, 2021
Location: Lumen Field in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Seahawks (-7)
The Chicago Bears (4-10) are on their way to Lumen Field on Sunday where they will attempt to beat the Seattle Seahawks (5-9). Seattle opens as 7-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total has been set at 44.
The Chicago Bears come into this matchup with a record of 4-10 this season. In their last game, the Bears faced the Vikings and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 17-9. David Montgomery was the best rusher for the Bears with 18 carries for 60 yards (3.3 yds per attempt). Cole Kmet had an average of 11.8 yards per catch by earning 71 yds on 6 receptions. Justin Fields connected on 26/39 with 285 yards passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 96.6 and ended the contest without throwing a pick. Against the run, the Bears conceded 132 yards on 33 tries, which averages out to 4.0 yds per rush allowed. Chicago surrendered 12 pass completions on 24 tries for 61 yds, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. Once the final whistle blew, they tallied 70 plays for 370 yds. The Chicago Bears rushed the ball a total of 28 different times and recorded 115 yds, which is an average of 4.1 yards per carry.
The Bears have earned 4,303 total yards this year. Chicago has recorded 139 1st downs as a unit, and they have been hurt by 91 penalties for 796 yds. When it comes to scoring, Chicago has amassed 13 passing touchdowns and 10 touchdowns via the ground. They have turned the football over 25 times (16 picks and 9 fumbles). As a unit they're maintaining an average of 125.2 yards in the run game ranking them 8th in the league. When talking about getting in the endzone, the Chicago Bears hold an average of 17.1 points per contest.
Regarding passing yards, the Bears have conceded 2,875 yards which ranks them 4th in football. They have yielded 205.4 yards per game through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 67.1%. During the season, they are granting 326.2 yards per outing putting them 9th in the league. They have yielded 26 touchdowns by air as well as 13 touchdowns via the ground game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.3 yards per attempt on the ground and 120.9 yards on the ground per game this year. Over the course of this year, they have given up 1,692 yards via the ground game in 14 outings. The Bears sit in 24th in the NFL in terms of team defense, conceding 24.9 PPG.
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The Seahawks head into this matchup 5-9 for this season. When they last played, the Seahawks walked away with a loss by a score of 20-10 against the Rams. DeeJay Dallas carried the ball 8 times for 41 yds, ending the game with 5.1 yards per carry for Seattle. Gerald Everett had the best day in terms of receiving for the Seahawks, hauling in 4 balls for 60 yds (15.0 yds per catch). Russell Wilson ended the game with 156 yards on 17/31 through the air while his QB rate was 55.3. He threw 1 pick and his average yds per pass attempt was 5.03 yds. Seattle relinquished 29 rush attempts for 123 yds (4.2 yards per rush). The Seahawks pass defense conceded a completion rate of 72.4%, surrendering 209 yds on 21 out of 29 through the air. The Seahawks finished the game with 214 yds on 53 plays (4.0 yds per play). Seattle ran for 4.2 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 80 yds on 19 attempts.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Seahawks are ranked 24th out of all teams in the league with 20.1 points per game. Over the course of the season so far, the Seahawks have compiled 2,810 passing yards along with holding an average of 200.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 27th in the NFL. They maintain an average of 102.6 rushing yards per game and have run for 1,437 yards for the season. The Seattle Seahawks maintain an average of 303.4 yards per outing ranking them 30th in the NFL. The Seattle offense has accrued 654 yards of penalties on 81 violations, which ranks them 24th in the league in terms of giving up free yards. They have thrown 6 interceptions while conceding 5 fumbles and they have been able to earn 134 first downs.
Seattle has allowed the opposition a total of 1,631 yards on the ground (116.5 yards/game) in addition to 11 touchdowns by way of the ground game this season. They have surrendered 20 touchdowns through the air as well as 273.9 yards per outing, ranking them 32nd in the league. Their defense has earned 14 turnovers (6 fumbles and 8 interceptions) this year. This year, they have allowed 282 total points. The Seahawks defense taken the field for 1,001 plays, which has them ranked 32nd in football. The Seahawks are surrendering 20.1 PPG, which has them sitting 4th of all teams in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bears/Seahawks NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Seahawks -7
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